Philly’s blues-soul artist Deb Callahan and her band celebrate 20 years of performing, touring, recording and entertaining music fans both regionally and around the United States. Henry McDaniel is a 17 year old saxophonist and is part of the Kimmel Center Creative Music Program, The Settlement Music School Advanced Ensemble, and The Philadelphia All City Jazz Orchestra. (More info below)
Masks required to enter and removed only while seated. Limited tickets. 50% capacity to allow proper distancing.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show.
$15 per person online. $20 at the door. Online ticket sales close at 5:00pm day of show.
Kelly Music for Life will provide complimentary beverages. Drinkware and ice provided. All drinks will be served in disposable cups. BYOB is also welcome for adults for an additional $5 donation. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.
LIVE Stream Option: Watch at home. $10 suggested. Pay what you can afford at https://kellycenter.org/contribute/ Please indicate your donation is for Deb Callahan Band. Virtual tickets benefit performers and the Kelly Center.
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The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellymusicforlife.org or https://kellycenter.org
For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.
Deb Callahan Band
Find more on Deb Callahan's website www.debcallahanband.com
Deb Callahan and her band recently celebrated 20 years of performing, touring, recording and entertaining music fans both regionally and around the United States. Deb has released 5 CD’s since 2002 and a limited edition World Café Live DVD. She has graced the stages of many festivals nationwide from The Monterey Bay Blues Festival in Monterey, CA, The Springing the Blues Fest in Jacksonville, FL, The Bayfront Blues Fest in Duluth, MN to WXPN’s XPonential Music Festival right here in Philly. Her latest CD "Sweet Soul" was recorded and produced by producer/drummer Tony Braunagel (Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray) in Los Angeles, CA and received some great national and international airplay on blues and triple A radio stations and good press and reviews. "Sweet Soul" made the top 50 contemporary blues albums for 2016 for the US Blues Music Report.
Deb Callahan is a major talent" "Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin...Callahan is very nearly in their league." "Philly's Deb Callahan has the pipes, the songs and the raw talent to
graduate to the next level" Blues Revue Magazine
“Her powerful, soul-tinged bluesy vocals showcase both an abundance of grace along with more than just a smidgen of grit. On the grace/grit scale, she weighs in heavily alongside the finest female blues belters ever. In fact, the potent force of her vocals should secure her presence on the national blues scene for years.” Jazzreview.com
"Callahan’s voice has the spiked fervor of contemporary Susan Tedeschi, but it’s richer and smoother. Stylistically she’s picked up a lot from one of her earlier influences, Nina Simone – Simone’s squirming rhythms and hypnotic vocals reverberate in Callahan’s music. Deb Callahan is a shouter, a crooner, a soul-belter and above all a gifted lyrical interpreter. She could sing the phone book and make it sound good.” Living Blues Magazine
Henry McDaniel is a 17 year old saxophonist from Philadelphia, PA. He has been playing Jazz semi-professionally for about 8 years, on both clarinet and Saxophone. He is part of the Kimmel Center Creative Music Program, The Settlement Music School Advanced Ensemble, and The Philadelphia All City Jazz Orchestra. His band, “Killed By Curiosity,” won the Haverteen Talent Festival in 2020 and they have since done several virtual events for the Kelly Center. He will be attending The University of Pennsylvania in the fall, majoring in Russian Studies and History, with a minor in Jazz Performance. Henry will be joined by John Faith on bass.